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San Francisco Buffet Caterers

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Chef Pete Coleman
4.9
from 139 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 244 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kathy Y.
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Catered dinner at my house for 17 guests. professional, personable and efficient. The experience was overall fantastic. I didn't have to prep nor clean. Pete took care of everything... and the food was fabulous! Will definitely hire Pete again for my next party!

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Cazadores Catering
4.9
from 103 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 175 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Diana P.
Verified review

We used Cazadores for our Startup Weekend. We reserved three meals: a lunch, and two dinners. The Indian buffet was delicious! It catered our vegan, vegetarian, and omnivore needs! Everyone raved about the Indian food! We also received a Mexican taco dinner. Similarly, Evan and his team grilled the meat and had hot tacos with all the fixings! There was even churros filled with caramel and vanilla custard! Bomb!!! Everyone also enjoyed the Chinese food. It was hard to resist!

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Made With Love
4.9
from 77 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debbie M.
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Working with Made for Love Catering was a great experience. Debbie is very flexible and responsive. We were hosting a memorial service for our mom in our childhood home and originally started out with an estimate of 50-75 guests. As we got closer to the date the guest list swelled to over 130 guests. Debbie wasn't fazed and was very willing to do whatever we needed to make our celebration a success. We had requested an assortment of appetizers to be served on a buffet table and had also requested additional servers to help pour wine and beer. When I began to realize that due to the large crowd in a small space that people had difficulty getting to the food table I picked up some trays and began to pass out the appetizers. Debbie noticed this right away and quickly alerted her server to come get the trays and do the passing. I really appreciated that. We had also requested to have a favorite cheese added to the cheese platter. It was not something she was familiar with but she researched where to find it and made sure we had it on our tray. I appreciate this type of can-do attitude and wouldn't hesitate to work with Debbie again in the future. Her food was delicious and fresh.

A Plus Catering
4.3
from 88 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 153 hires on Thumbtack
Mikaela L.
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Jennine's staff were excellent and very professional. We had a wedding for around 100 people and they seamlessly helped us set up the buffet, kept our tables clean and cleared, and doled out champagne for toasts. Would highly recommend for any event you have in mind!

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Kitchenina.com
4.9
from 65 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 83 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carol P.
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Aliki at Kitchenina, has been terrific to plan with! Although our event hasn't taken place yet, I have been impressed with Aliki's patience and flexibility as my newly widowed aunt tries to make decisions about the memorial reception for my late Uncle Max. Aliki has treated us like family through this difficult time! Thank you!

Quiche and Carry
4.6
from 65 reviews
  • 98 hires on Thumbtack
Jacqueline M.
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We planned a brunch buffet for 20-30 people to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. Thumbtack and ezcater had some suggestions, but Quiche and Carry jumped out as a perfect option -- local fresh ingredients, tasty quiche and salad options etc. Deborah responded to my quote request quickly, and came up with a menu that fed the most people for my budget. Food delivery came on time. The quiches and the zucchini bread especially were a huge hit (try the corn quiche, it is divine!). I'd use QuichandCarry again for catering without hesitation.

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Passionate Plates
4.8
from 60 reviews
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Chuck V.
Verified review

Alisa Hill prepared and served a dinner for 84 people in the park at the Western Railway Museum, Suisun City, CA. She and her staff of three arrived on time, set the tables, laid out the food buffet style and were very helpful to our older guests. The food was praised by all. They did a great job of cleaning up. I would use Alisa Hill's Passionate Plates again.

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Celebrations by Chet Chase
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Chef Chet prepared a beautiful buffet dinner for a graduation garden party. His menu was creative, fresh and delicious! Presentation and service were excellent. Highly recommend.

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Graceful Kitchen
4.8
from 47 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Alice C.
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I hired Grace for a small intimate bday dinner and the food was amazing! My family loved all the dishes and Grace was such a friendly and kind host. She explained what each dish was and gave us all enough time between dishes to really enjoy the food and savor it. The strawberry dessert at the end was my favorite. I really enjoyed my bday dinner. Thanks Grace!

Dani Bensimon Catering
4.8
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 80 hires on Thumbtack
Allegra B.
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I lovvvvvvv Daniella's food. Always delicious, fresh, and elegant. Thinking about a meal from her makes me wish she was still in Oakland.

Kitchen 350
4.7
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Jason B.
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Kitchen 350 did a fabulous job Catering our company mixer we had over 150 people attending, they were able to provide hors d'oeuvres buffet table along with some delicious past items keeping the guest very happy They also provided bartenders and bar supplies including cocktail tables and glassware it was very easy to plan our event and have all the details organized they provided a very competitive price along with several food options to satisfy Everyone Will for sure refer them to all my friends and hire them again

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Aurora Catering
4.9
from 30 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Landon T.
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Dawn and Marty were simply amazing. Marty is the chef and is more passionate about food then any chef I've ever met. He went beyond the extra mile to prepare amazing food for our wedding. The quality of the food and the the caliber of service provided by Dawn was outstanding. We live over 300 miles away from where the wedding was held so we had to hire our caterer remotely. We were worried about that at first, but Dawn put us completely at ease. She arranged for a site visit and then a private tasting at their facility. That was AMAZING! Appetizers, main courses, desert AND wine. What a great preview. Dawn helped us coordinate our order with the rental company and gave lots of helpful tips. Marty accommodated a special request my bride wanted which was to replace the traditional wedding cake with a tiered 60 cup Creme Brûlée desert tower! Wow... incredible. I heard several guest snuck two helpings :) Dawn and Marty were not just Caterers, they became family to us as they helped make the day a huge success! We would absolutely recommend their service to others and will use them again!

John DeMartini Catering
4.9
from 27 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Rada S.
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Could not have asked for a better experience. John really listened to my needs and created a fresh, delicious and visually stunning California cuisine wedding buffet that received raves from our guests. He and his team were thorough and professional from setup and serving to cleanup. Thanks, John!

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Green Chow Down
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brian B.
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Catered our New Years party for 16. Appetizers and food were excellent. Specializes in veggie, but did a meat course for us. All ingredients fresh, organic and gluten free. The gnocchi was to die for!

Rainbow Chefs
4.7
from 27 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 58 hires on Thumbtack
Cathy S.
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My friend recently celebrated her 50th birthday. Her wish? To have a catered dinner at home where she could relax and enjoy a wonderful evening of food, vino and friends. My decision to go with Rainbow Chefs was the BEST CHOICE! They worked with me to create the menu which the chef cooked to PERFECTION! It was a joy to see the guests "ooohh" and "aahhh" as each dish was brought out...Having Rainbow Chefs prepare, serve and clean up allowed the hostesses (me and my friend) to enjoy the event too! It was truly a magical night...I highly recommend them!

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Phiesty Food Catering
4.8
from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ellery G.
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I have worked along side Chef Cheri at several events of all different occasions and seen nothing but professionalism, quality food (guests come to us in the kitchen raving!), and commitment to honoring the goals and the environment the event host requests. I would DEFINITELY work for and with her again in the future.

Basic Catering
4.4
from 22 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Te C.
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I hired Basic Catering for a dinner party. We had salmon and chicken breasts with asparagus and a variety of salads. The food was amazing and the presentation was beautiful. Will definitely order from them again.

What's Cookin?
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Jenett T.
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Chef Eileen was the greatest! This was a first time experience for us, hiring a personal chef for a small group of 8. It was a bachelorette party and the best touch to start an otherwise amazing weekend. Chef Eileen was professional, extremely sweet and most of all our 4 course dinner was delicious! The entire group was happy!! We will certainly do business again in the future and I believe she even gained new clients from our experience. Thank you Chef Eileen!!! All the best, Jenett

Olive Cater
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Yuli B.
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Olive Cater team catered my birthday party in February and it was absolutely delicious. The buffet looked beautiful and had a wide variety of dishes with many vegetarian options. The shawarma was out of this world! Even though we eat a lot, we had leftover for the next day. It was fun to see the team cook and prepare the food at my house and they left the kitchen cleaner than it was before. I highly recommend Arkadi and Elinor service.

Magic of the Catering
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Fe L.
Verified review

Food was good - I ordered the sushi trays and thai food. Very punctual and set up catering service. Highly recommend them. I have use them several times for our catered lunches.

Rainbow Chefs San Francisco
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Tracy F.
Verified review

It what can only be described as a limited and challenging environment, Rainbow Chefs provided a gourmet dinner for my executives that was truly exquisite. Everything about the process was handled well with great communication from Lana. I chose Rainbow Chefs after initial conversations with more than 20 caterers because I was convinced that she was really listening to me. Chef Nicholas created a masterpiece of a dinner that was enjoyed by everybody. It was the highlight of a long day.

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